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Resources and Bibliography

Below are a list of books and resources that may be helpful in learning more on the issue of play and children with disabilities (some excerpted from University of Michigan's excellent website)


Books

Coakley, Jay (1998).Sport in society: Issues and controversies. (6th edition). New York: WCB McGraw Hill.

DePauw, K. & Gavron, S. (1995). Disability and sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing.

Lockette, K. & Keyes A. (1994). Conditioning with physical disabilities. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing.

Paciorek, M & Jones, J (1994). Sports and recreation for the disabled. Carmel, IN: Cooper Publishing.

Sherrill, C. (1998) Adapted physical activity, recreation and sport: Crossdisciplinary and lifespan.(5th edition). New York: WCB McGraw hill.


Journals

Active Living. Disability Today Publishing Group, 132 Main Street East, Suite 1, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada L3M 1P1.  Annual subscription rate is $19.97 for Canadian residents and $39.97 for residents of other nations.

Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.   Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc., 1607 N. Market Street, Champaign, IL 61820-2200.   Annual U.S. subscription rates are $40 for individuals ($24 for students) and $90 for institutions.

Palaestra.  Challenge Publications, Ltd., P.O. Box 508, 1948 Riverview Drive, Macomb, IL 61455.  Annual subscription rates are $19 for individuals and $25 organizations.  Canadian residents add $6/year postage, and residents of other nations add $13/year postage.

Sports 'N Spokes. Paralyzed Veterans of America, 2111 East Highland Avenue, Suite 180, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4702.  Annual U.S. subscription rate is $32.

Media Products

American champions (promotional video of the U.S. Disabled Sports Team). Message Makers, 1217 Turner, Lansing, MI 48906.  $79 includes shipping/handling in the U.S.

Portraits of Possibility (documentary video about blind athletes).  The Cinema Guild, Inc., 1697 Broadway, Suite 506, New York, NY 10019-5904.  Call (800) 723-5522.

Triumph of the human spirit: The story of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games (official commemorative video). Call 800-392-1875. $15.95 + $5.95 shipping and handling.

World triumph (commemorative video of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games).  Message Makers, 1217 Turner, Lansing, MI 48906.  $49 includes shipping/handling in the U.S.


Written by Amy McBride, A.P.E. Specialist, Occupational Therapist,

Ph.D. student, Texas Woman’s University

Please reprint only with permission of the author

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